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A note on San Francisco Blues April 18, 2012:   Over the course of his 1968 interview with Ted Berrigan for The Paris Review, Jack Kerouac is asked, “Why must the method for writing poetry differ from that of prose?” Kerouac responds, “As for my regular English verse, I knocked it out fast like the prose, using, get this, the size of the notebook page for the form and length [...] by

Notes on a Correspondence December 16, 2010: I recently paid a visit to Thom Donovan's blog Others Letters, which intends to reproduce correspondence between writers or between writers and artists. I immediately began to consider which of my correspondences (if any) would be worth reproducing. The only one I've ever kept assembled as it appeared was with the artist Will Yackulic. Will [...] by

Dave Haselwood & The Auerhahn Press December 10, 2010: Dave Haselwood founded the Auerhahn Press in 1958. The first title he printed was The Hotel Wentley Poems by John Wieners. The story I have heard (from Dave himself) is that he loaned Wieners his own room at the Hotel Wentley, as Wieners was without a place to stay; when he returned, he found the room empty but for a sequence of poems typed and [...] by

Readings December 2, 2010: I have never thought of readings as anything other than inevitable. They are always offered as proof of my way of hearing or listening. On occasion I have produced and tailored pieces with an upcoming reading in mind, but I've never planned much in the way of “performance.” I've always identified with Tom Raworth's description of his [...] by

TRY! November 17, 2010: Try is a xeroxed and folded 8-and-1/2-by-14-inch magazine issued by poets David Brazil and Sara Larsen. It began appearing out of the Bay area in 2008, maintaining an impressive rate of two-issues-a-month during its first year. More recently, Brazil and Larsen switched over to printing Try once a month. I tend to send them my intermediary [...] by

Fragments Of A Disordered Devotion November 10, 2010: I write in my living room, at a desk that faces the far wall. I always switch the lamp on, for a sense of occasion, I think. I don't have a separate studio or practice space so it's the least I can do. My boyfriend and I have always kept our television in the bedroom and our laptop unplugged and folded into its case when not in use. Often [...] by

Behind the State Capitol: Or Cincinnati Pike November 4, 2010: John Wieners' Behind the State Capitol: Or Cincinnati Pike was printed by Good Gay Poets out of Boston in December 1975. It is described by Wieners on its title page as “A collection of poetry written by John Wieners in the The United States. Cinema decoupages; verses, abbreviated prose insights.” It feels appropriate to be discussing this [...] by

Process Notes October 26, 2010: Poetry has always been a matter of courtship for me. I have often felt as if I were waiting for it to appear, hoping for something epic (in structure if not always in length) or impressive I should say, vaulted ceilings, knowing you are on your way to build a monument of sorts. But over the past few years this ritualistic aspect has not hung so [...] by